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The Basildon Academies

Students complete Bikeability training

A group of Year 7 students have successfully taken part in the ‘Bikeability’ national cycle training programme.

The Bikeability course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence to enable them to ride in diverse environments; including complex, often busy roads and junctions, sometimes with speed limits above 30 mph.

Split over two days, the first part of the course involved our students being shown how to carry out safety and maintenance checks on their bikes. The second day saw the group take to the roads to practice safe and responsible cycling under the guidance and supervision of the professional Bikeability instructors.

All students who participated were awarded the official Bikeability Level 3 Certificate for successfully passing the course.

“It was really good experience and helped build my confidence to cycle on busy roads. We were taught important rules of the road including how to signal correctly.” George.R

"The course was extremely interesting and fun. As well as learning to cycle in busy traffic, we learnt how to check our bikes so that they are safe to go on the road." James.S

"It was an enjoyable experience although cycling on the road was quite scary to begin with because many cars were going over 30mph. I learnt how to go around a roundabout properly." Daniel.F